How to pay
There are various ways you can pay your fees. Learn about the different methods on this page.
New international students
If you have applied to study at Victoria University of Wellington you need to pay your fees before you arrive in New Zealand to meet the conditions of your student visa.
When to pay
You need to pay your fees in full before your courses begin.
For most students studying in Trimester 1, 2023, you need to pay your fees by Friday 24 February 2023. If you enrol or add courses after this date, you will need to pay your fees immediately.
If you are unable to pay your fees by the due date, contact email@example.com.
You should check if you are eligible for fees-free tertiary study well before courses begin. You are responsible for making sure that your eligibility is confirmed before your fees are due.
How to pay
If you are a domestic student, you can pay your fees in these ways:
Family members, employers, and other third parties paying fees on your behalf can also use the online payment portal.
If you are a new international student, find out how to pay your fees.
Pay by instalments
In some circumstances, you can pay your fees in instalments rather than in one lump sum. To pay by instalments, you need to be:
- a domestic student, and
- enrolled in at least two courses in at least two trimesters, and
- not be paying by student loan.
Contact the student fees advice team at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to pay your fees in instalments.
Failure to pay in full
If you don’t pay your fees when they are due, there will be consequences for your enrolment, and for your visa if you are an international student.
Late payment fee
If you don’t pay your fees in full by the due date, we will add a late payment penalty of $154 to your account. If you think that you won’t be able to pay your fees in time, you must contact the student fees advice team at email@example.com
We will not accept non-payment of fees, ceasing to attend classes, or verbally advising a member of staff as notice of withdrawal from a course or courses.
If you do not pay your fees by the due date, you will be unable to enrol in other courses, receive a transcript or academic certificate, or have a degree conferred.
The University reserves the right to temporarily cancel your enrolment until your fees are paid in full. If fees remain unpaid, we may refer your debt to a debt collection agency.
Student visa impact
If you are an international student and you haven’t paid your fees, we may cancel your visa to study at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. We will notify Immigration New Zealand.
Student ID cards
Your Student ID card will only be issued or updated if you are up to date with your fee payments or if your student loan has been approved.
You need your Student ID card to use the Library, and to access Halls of Residence and the Student Computing Suites after hours, as well as to access discounts and other student services.